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5 Key Principles for Preventing Challenging Behavior

Challenging behaviors that begin in preschool classrooms often continue through adulthood. To combat this, more early childhood programs are adopting preventative strategies for coping with challenging behavior. This article examines 5 principles—adapted from Early Social-Emotional Development—to keep in mind when developing a proactive approach to promoting social-emotional growth for all children. Read More

ASQ:SE-2 Follow Up

After interpreting ASQ:SE-2 results, planning the next steps for children with social-emotional concerns can be complex. Use this handout to help you consider various actions that you may take depending on the child's specific results. Read More

Are you getting the full picture of child development?

It is common knowledge that young children should be screened early and often to monitor development, celebrate milestones, and identify possible delays. But you can get an even fuller picture—one that also focuses on both development and social-emotional well-being—by adding Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ®: SE-2) to your screening program. Learn more about integrating social-emotional screening into your program in this newsletter! Read More

ASQ:SE-2 Items by Behavioral Area

While the ASQ:SE-2 questionnaires are not organized or scored by behavioral area, understanding the areas can be helpful to users as they interpret and discuss results with families. Use this chart to see the seven behavioral areas and the specific ASQ:SE-2 items that fall into each area. Read More

ASQ:SE-2 Fiche Suivi de l’enfant

Looking for an easy way to track a child’s ASQ:SE-2 screening results over time? Programs can download and complete this form, translated into French, to monitor a child’s progress. Read More

Merrell’s Strong Teens—Grades 9–12, Second Edition Excerpt

Read this excerpt from Merrell's Strong Teens—Grades 9–12 Second Edition for an introduction and overview of this social-emotional learning curriculum that helps children Grades 9–12 develop the social-emotional skills they need to manage their challenges and succeed in school and life. Read More

Merrell’s Strong Kids—Grades 6–8, Second Edition Excerpt

Read this excerpt from Merrell's Strong Kids—Grades 6–8, Second Edition for an introduction and overview of this social-emotional learning curriculum that helps children Grades 6–8 develop the social-emotional skills they need to manage their challenges and succeed in school and life. Read More